Aurora Borealis in the Yukon

Last summer we went to Whitehorse to visit my girlfriend’s family.  One of the nights, we noticed a few lines of color waving in the sky above our patio.  We hopped in the car and drove out of town.  Whitehorse is a pretty small city but the urban lights were too bright for the display to stand out.  We followed a gravel road up a forested hill to a stony field that opened up.

The moon had not quite set when we set up so the first half an hour had the bright moonlight, illuminated clouds and muted northern lights blending across the night sky’s canvas.

The moon set and the aurora display intensified as well so that the greens, blues and traces of purple rippling above were mesmerizing.  We stayed there for a couple of hours.  That was my first time to the Yukon and it was wonderful to be able to enjoy the Northern Lights that far north.  I hope for the same kind of luck when we visit there next.

10 responses

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  2. tattooedtravel

    So AMAZING! Im hoping to be visiting the Yukon around Whitehorse this year. What time you year did you go? Im hoping to have this experience.

    March 12, 2020 at 7:18 am

    • The Aurora can appear at anytime of the year. Whenever you go, I hope they come out to dance for you. We were there in August.

      March 23, 2020 at 8:19 pm

  3. Oh, the sky gave you a great light show! Thanks for sharing.

    February 29, 2020 at 7:13 pm

  4. Totally Astonishing!!

    February 28, 2020 at 8:12 pm

  5. Beautiful. A friend was able to see them in Kansas once, but that was a very rare experience — the only such sighting in his lifetime. I’m so glad you were able to enjoy this show.

    February 28, 2020 at 4:08 pm

  6. Amazing! I’ve always wanted to see them in person 🙂

    February 28, 2020 at 3:09 pm

  7. Looks beautiful. How very special to see them

    February 28, 2020 at 2:57 pm

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  9. WOW, mystic, very nice shots

    February 28, 2020 at 1:50 pm

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